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Library and Archives of Canada

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Marc forwarded some search results form a Canadian Archives website that included this neat photo of Major General F. F. Worthington standing in a jeep with a very unusual top.

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4 Comments on “Library and Archives of Canada

  1. Bill Shaw

    A lot of mods – windshield set plumb vertical, has heavy bracing that runs to the steps and arched top. It looks to have an extension to the bed. Square stock bows supporting the, as mentioned, odd canvas top. Has lower metal half doors and the canvas upper look like it have curved glass. Has no headlights and the blackout lamp has been moved to the left headlight socket. Rings in the place of the front shackles. Rectangular things on either side of the windshield frame – maybe mirrors

  2. Lester Senn

    If you look closely you can see the stock mirror in the picture just behind the flag.The rectangular things on the windshield are European type turn signals.I believe they are called trafficators.They are manually operated. If you look closely you can see the arm that flips out horizontally to indicate the turn.The Germans ,French and British used them on a lot of soft skin vehicles before and during WW2.

  3. Jay Johnson

    Aside the fact that its a great photo, what makes it even better is that General F.F. (Fighting Frank Worhington is pictured. WW1 Hero, and the father of Canadian Armor. During American Neutrality he purchased the first Canadian Armor (WW1) tanks from the U.S. as Scrap by stating that his base was a foundry. Man who thought outside the box. Not many of them around anymore.

  4. Leo

    A very neat picture and quite a puzzle!
    Its an early MB, in British Commonwealth specs, hence the single headlight with the blackout contraption and the bridge weight number over the other headlighthole. also the rings on the bumper indicate an early MB for the Brits. from the cowl back nothing is stock: Stock windscreen in what appears a wooden frame, the (electric operated) turnsignals, the doors, bows and canvas, and very early ‘Hot-Rod’ style ‘shaved’ handles and ofcourse the extended bed. quite stylish for a commander, and a lot more protection from the elements than in the stock pneumonia wagon, i bet it even had a heater !!

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